John Holer, the man who founded Marineland in Niagara Falls in 1961,has died at the age of 83. Holer died at his Chippawa Parkway home on Saturday morning after falling ill in recent weeks.
Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati says Holer was a pioneer who made a massive impact on the city, and helped to bring millions of people to Niagara Falls.
Niagara Regional Police are appealing to the public for assistance in locating a 53 year old Niagara Falls woman who was reported missing by her friends and family. Detectives are attempting to locate Wendy Fontaine . She also goes by the name Wendy Fisher. She was last seen on Friday June 8th around 3:00am in the area of Lundy’s Lane and Kalar Road in Niagara Falls.
The NRPS and Fontaine’s friends and family are concerned for her welfare. A photo and full description of the missing woman have been posted at niagarapolice.ca Anyone with information as to her whereabouts is asked to contact the NRPS at 905-688-4111 extension 9361.
Police in St. Catharines observed debris on fire at the downtown Market Square just before 5:30 yesterday morning. With assistance from the fire department the blaze was extinguished, but was found to have caused damage to the Market Square building, the cost of which has yet to be determined.
Through a review of downtown area CCTV footage, detectives were able to obtain a description of a male suspect. Just after 7:15 a.m., a man matching the description was located in a nearby alleyway by detectives. 51 year old Brian Moote of St, Catharines, was arrested and has been charged with one count of Arson.